Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
And he told them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man (Lk. 21:29-35, ESV).
Sexual norms will be out the window, and the world will become increasingly confused about morality and God’s design for sex and gender (Romans 1:18-32).
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
This pontifical foundation is bringing LGBT ideology to children around the world
The Scholas Occurrentes foundation has also recently hosted a number of conferences from pro-abortion, and otherwise heterodox speakers
Tue Feb 9, 2021 – 2:27 pm EST
February 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The story of the series of children’s books promoted by Pope Francis’ pet pontifical foundation, Scholas Occurrentes, might seem an old one to some in a world that moves as fast as ours. The fifteen (5+5+5) booklets published in various Spanish-speaking countries in 2015 under the title Con Francisco a mi lado (“With Francis by my Side”) attracted attention from the start: under cover of promoting values such as friendship, joy, hope, peace, simplicity, dignity, self-esteem and “diversity,” they included obvious promotion of gender identity and same-sex marriage – the “LGBT” goals. But the remarkable news today is that since then, nothing has been done in order formally to dissociate the papal organization from the publication: on the contrary, Scholas Occurrentes is refusing to answer questions about it, according to an in-depth study by Catholic News Agency published last Thursday in Spanish (and on Friday in English). The CNA report also highlights the fact that the foundation has recently hosted a number of conferences from pro-abortion, and otherwise heterodox speakers.
Scholas Occurrentes was first promoted in Buenos Aires by Cardinal Bergoglio as an initiative that would help children and young people from different, mainly underprivileged backgrounds (including different religions) to find a place where they could meet and exchange ideas under the form of art, sports, technology and creativity, in a “new culture: the Culture of Encounter.” In 2015, the organization was given the status of a pontifical foundation, even though it has no specific Catholic identity, instead promoting “openness” to all and the idea that “living makes sense.”
Not unsurprisingly, Scholas Occurrentes is openly committed to promoting eight of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, including “gender equality.” It has the support of Ban Ki-moon, the former UN General Secretary whose involvement with “LGBT rights” was a marker of his work at the head of the United Nations.
So finding LGBT propaganda in the booklets it promoted was not in contradiction with its self-proclaimed aims.
In the booklet titled I am a dog!, a white kitten manages to get itself “recognized” as a dog thanks to a donkey that identifies as a horse. As ludicrous as the story may sound, this is clearly the promotion of “gender identity” ideology. In explaining the story for parents and educators, Scholas says that “our image and sense of ourselves develops throughout our lives,” according to CNA.
In Chiquillería (“Kids’ Stuff”), one of the stories published by Scholas, homosexual “parenthood” is promoted in relation along with the value of “diversity.”
“There are children who have a father and mother. One of each one. Others, two of each. Others, one and two. Or two and one,” the story reads. CNA’s report notes that “[a]n illustration included shows two children holding hands by two characters wearing skirts.” Here also, the CNA report quotes comments by Scholas that leave little doubt that the booklet’s contents were known to the organization: “In the ‘guide for parents and educators,’ Scholas points out that the story is aimed at teaching that ‘diversity goes beyond the social group or culture to which we belong’ and includes ‘the traits that we are not capable of changing: including age, physical characteristics, gender and sexual orientation’.”
Note that Scholas did not say that we are not capable of changing our sex or our biological “gender,” but our “gender and sexual orientation,” meaning that, according to them, a person with homosexual or other inclinations can do nothing about them and these are simply equated with their identity.
At the time, in 2015, the Spanish online news media Infovaticana gave details of the scandalous propaganda but claimed that, having checked with Scholas Occurrentes, that it was clear that the foundation was not aware of the shocking messages contained in some of the booklets. The May 4, 2015, article by Infovaticana quoted unnamed representatives of Scholas as being “not at all happy” with the use of its name and the figure of Pope Francis. They even “apologized” for their distribution, adding that they had “no opportunity to see the books before they were published, or to vet their contents.”
The story did include a photo of Pope Francis smilingly presenting a copy of one of the books. Scholas Occurrentes told Infovaticana that Pope Francis “was very interested to see a worldwide contest of children’s drawings take place.” The Argentinian daily, Clarín, was making this come true by adding a free copy of the booklets to its Sunday editions over 15 (5+5+5)weeks, along with running a drawing competition which boasted a trip to Rome as its first prize.
Ten of the fifteen booklets were re-prints of older publications, but contained two pages in each of them of material provided by Scholas Occurrentes, with quotes and images of Pope Francis. These were included in the collection for children “My favorite stories from the BLUE TRAIN” produced by Edebé, a Salesian publisher based in Spain.
So, while Scholas Occurrentes was not prepared to bear the responsibility for the booklets when interviewed by Infovaticana, it is worth noting that these books were created and published by a supposedly Catholic publisher catering for children and adolescents.
On May 24, two days before the booklets were launched in Ecuador, the national newspaper El Universo gave details about how its subdirector César Pérez Barriga was in the Vatican three months earlier, in February 2015, in order to sign an agreement with Scholas Occurrentes. “There, the bibliographic material was presented and the directors of the attending media even greeted His Holiness individually and personally. The directors of Scholas, José María del Corral and Enrique Palmeyro, were also present,” according to El Universo, as well as representatives of other media that were to distribute the booklets.
In Mexico, the distribution was co-sponsored by the government. ACI Prensa, the Spanish-speaking sister agency of CNA, sent the Mexican government a legal “transparency request” in October 2020 asking how the publication was financed and how many copies were printed; it received no response.
On January 12 of this year, ACI Prensa also contacted Virginia Prano, communications director of Scholas Occurrentes, by email, asking for information about “how much money was invested and how much was received in donations” related to the publication and distribution; it also asked whether the books had “actually received the approval of Pope Francis and the Vatican.” Once again, there was no response either at the time or three weeks later when a reminder was sent. When Priano finally answered a direct phone call from ACI Prensa, she immediately hung up when the journalist identified himself and, according to the news agency, blocked his number.
ACI’s investigations have led it to question Scholas Occurrentes’ finances with millions of dollars spent on administrative costs, salaries, mobile phones, travel and offices, while not a cent went to the construction of schools for young people “with limited resources.” Scholas’ website gives some insight to what it actually does: like organizing six-day encounters to allow 200 to 400 youths from different schools to get together and talk about problems that affect them, and then present the authorities with solutions they have imagined. In other words: bottom-up group dynamics. Art and creativity as promoted by Scholas are resolutely contemporary or childlike – or both.
Other programs include “emotional wellbeing” – Scholas receives support from “Think Equal,” an organization that wants to “achieve a global system change in education introducing Social and Emotional Learning as a compulsory new subject on national curricula around the world” in order to put an end to “gender-based violence.”
Another supporter and collaborator is hundrED.org, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (whuch funds LGBT initiatives, “emergency” and other contraception, the National Abortion Federation and so on), George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and many others.
Scholas Occurrentes itself also supports “mindfulness” programs. For instance, in 2015 it commissioned a specialist in mindfulness courses, Daniel López Rosetti of the central hospital of San Isidro, Buenos Aires, to help local schools offer “psychophysical relaxation and meditating techniques” to their pupils as a tool against violence.
Mindfulness is a technique based on oriental “meditation” that is not God-centered, but that aims to create non-judgmental attitudes through respiratory and other techniques leading to “acceptance” of the world and of oneself. It has been widely condemned as contradicting Catholic spirituality and creating a form of westernized Buddhism.
Dr. López Rosetti was invited by Scholas Occurrentes to present his pilot scheme to some 400,000 schools in various countries, according to redeculturadepaz. Whether this actually took place remains to be verified, but his program was used in many Argentinian schools where elementary school children could be seen sitting on the floor with crossed legs and joined fingers “meditating” in Oriental poses. Catholic primary schools in France also use the technique.
In another twist, Scholas Occurrentes has now set up a virtual “Universidad del Sentido” or “University of Meaning” to “embody beauty in each person:”
“The University of Meaning will not be the place of transmission of what has already been said, but the place where the words remain silent and again call us to listen. It will not be a place of ‘useful learning’, but of ‘beautiful teaching.’ Nor will it be the place of competitions, but rather of encounter. The University of Meaning does not dream the education of the future, but the education of the origin.”
This highfalutin language is at the service of a Christ-less, multi-religious experience, or as Scholas itself puts it: an “Educational program in which young people, adults and the elderly of all ethnicities, creeds and social classes [meet] through virtual encounters cultivating and exercising listening, creation and celebration, focusing on life.”
Words may well “remain silent” there, but it is difficult to spread ideas without them The University of Meaning’s virtual conferences therefore include people who actually talk, and among them are “well known promoters of legal abortion,” CNA points out.
In the University’s September session at the Catholic University of Valencia in Spain, these included the Argentinian philosopher Darío Sztajnszrajber and writer Luisa Valenzuela.
Last September, CNA’s David Ramos published a story about these intellectuals who presented YouTube and Zoom conferences in 2020. Sztajnszrajber talked about “deconstruction” on August 28 – the philosophy behind gender ideology. He himself came out in 2018 as a proponent of legal abortion in the name of the autonomy of the individual: “A woman who does not decide about her own body is a second-class citizen,” he said, as quoted by CNA. He openly speaks out against the reality of biological sex: “Having a penis does not make you male; being a male is an identity construct.” A self-identified agnostic, Sztajnszrajber expressed the blasphemous wish to “make love with whatever is God.”
In December 2019 Luisa Valenzuela, whose talk at the University went online on September 2020, explained that she joined the pro-abortion “green kerchief” marches in Buenos Aires, but that did not prevent her from being invited to give a course under the aegis of the Scholas.
Another speaker, Massimo Recalcati, had gone on record as saying that he is interested by Christ’s teachings, “but I don’t believe in his god and I’m not concerned with his existence.”
Other speakers, Carlos Skliar and Roberto Esposito, are quoted as inspirational by the pro-abortion movement in Argentina.
Again, ACI Prensa had reached out to Virginia Priano, communications director of Scholas Occurrentes, asking her why such speakers were invited to give conferences under its name. She told the journalist that such questions should be put to the “directors” or the “academic council” of Scholas. This was done, but to no avail.
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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